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J.P. Morgan and University of Exeter partner to offer UK’s first financial services apprenticeship with Russell Group degree

Russell Group universities already offering degree apprenticeships include Queen Mary University London, University of Sheffield, University of Warwick, and the University of Exeter. There are now 60 apprenticeships at level 6-7, with 46 including a degree or master’s degree.

MAC recommendations will lead to crippling skills shortages in construction - Sector Response

Universities UK has responded to the report from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) looking at the impact of migration from the European Economic Area (EEA). The MAC took evidence from a range of employers, government departments and industry bodies, including Universities UK.

Arts University Bournemouth gets set for new student accommodation complex

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is due to start work on a new, state-of-the-art student accommodation complex later this year after securing a £20 million finance facility from HSBC UK.

Staff or students often responsible for university and college cyber-attacks

Earlier this year, the FE and HE technology solutions not-for-profit, Jisc, conducted a  survey of its members to find out their attitudes towards cyber security, which found that colleges are over-estimating their ability to guard against cyber attacks.

Managing the Challenge of Transition

For anyone in doubt about the scale of the mental health crisis among young people, a recent student mental health survey conducted by the NUS for the APPG will make for a sobering read. More than three quarters (78%) of those surveyed said they had experienced mental health problems in that year, while more than a third (33%) had suicidal thoughts. In comparison, that is double the figure (17%) for the wider population. Overall, the survey indicated a shocking level of stress and concern amongst students about their mental wellbeing. But, the problem is not limited to students.

Apprenticeship Starts and levy statistics: September 2018

Statistics covering latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments, and apprenticeship levy information.

Tackling inequalities in education for Gypsy Roma and Traveller children

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#EdTech Vacancies increase at 4 times the rate of traditional education sector

Education Secretary Damian Hinds last month spoke out on the increasing use of technology in the United Kingdom’s education system, and the potential that embracing these new technologies can have. Mr Hinds talked of “forging a strong partnership between government, technology innovators and the education sector” in order to aid EdTech’s progression.


In 2017, the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices called on the government to pay closer attention to the quality of work in the UK, alongside its quantity. To aid these efforts, the Review recommended that a new set of metrics be created – ones that could paint a richer picture of the modern world of work, beyond the numbers of people in and out of work and average pay levels.